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Law Dual Admission Program

Dual Admission – Law

Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor

NSU offers a dual admission program to students interested in a challenging career in the legal profession.  This unique program leads to the bachelor’s and juris doctor (J.D.) degrees.  The J.D. is also useful for careers in government or business.  After students successfully complete the undergraduate degree program requirements, they will enter the professional degree program after three or four years of undergraduate study.

The law school dual admission program is available to students in all undergraduate majors.  Students should choose courses that will strengthen and hone their skills in three areas essential for success in law study: 1) the ability to read complex material with a high level of understanding; 2) the ability to think and reason logically and analytically; and 3) the ability to communicate effectively, particularly in written work.

To apply for Dual Admission, complete the Premier Programs application.

All applicants must satisfy the character and fitness requirements of the admission committee of the Shepard Broad College of Law.

Calculation of cumulative and science GPA for the purpose program eligibility for dual admission will not reflect the "grade forgiveness/repeated courses" policy, all grades for retaken courses will be included.

Final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the receiving college.

OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS (Freshman ONLY)
Degrees: Bachelor's Degree (Any Major)
Juris Doctor
Years to complete 3+3
Preadmission Interview Yes (Shark Preview Weekend)
Deadline Fall: February 1
High School Requirements
GPA 3.5 weighted
ACT/SAT 25 composite ACT or 1220 total SAT. 
NSU UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Cumulative GPA 3.4
Required Test Score LSAT 151 or higher
Major / Course Reqs. Any bachelor's degree, prescribed program prerequisites will be communicated upon admission.  Students must have 90 undergraduate credits at NSU
Degree Required No
* Only students coming to NSU as freshmen first time in college applicants are eligible for the 3+3 program, unless the transferred college credits were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB, or college academy – or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU.  Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding this requirement.     

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well. 

OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS
Degrees: Bachelor's Degree (Any Major)
Juris Doctor
Years to complete 4+3
Preadmission Interview Yes (Shark Preview Weekend)
Deadline

Winter: November 1

Fall: February 1

Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Transfer: GPA Graduate with an AA degree College Honors Program /3.2
NSU UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Cumulative GPA 3.2
Required Test Score LSAT 151 or higher
Major / Course Reqs. Any bachelor's degree, prescribed program prerequisites will be communicated upon admission.
Degree Required Yes
Credits Required 60 at NSU
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